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Challenges remain in combining data from multiple organizations
Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Launches Coastal Wetland Decision Support Tools
USGS now has the new standard for natural gas.
A new USGS report summarizes the primary sources of potash in the United States. Potash is an essential nutrient that, along with phosphorus and nitrogen, is used as fertilizer for growing crops.
Studies on the aquatic food web, tree swallows, and the spread of contaminants take center stage at SETAC 2016.
As part of The National Map transition to cloud hosting, several of the National Map NAIP Orthoimagery Services will be provided under new URLs.
Working together to advance international coordination of Earth observation programs
In partnership with the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information
Environmental Ratios of Cadmium and Zinc are less Toxic to Aquatic Insects than Expected
Calling all Earth Science professors conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on geologic mapping to support upper-level undergraduate and graduate students at their colleges or universities.
An assessment of the flooding that occurred in the Meramec River Basin from December 2015–January 2016 is available in a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The report includes peak stages and streamflows, historical comparisons and flood-frequency statistics from the record flood.
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